Does wielding a fake dick denote a lack of sexual creativity for lesbians? Does sex exist in a political vacuum? Poet Lisa Luxx debates a queer woman’s responsibility in unpicking her patriarchal behavior in the bedroom.
Why does everyone keeps warning girls to stop speaking with vocal fry, or else you’ll “sound stupid.” But like, says who?! By Kristen Cochrane.
Have you ever noticed that in pretty much every horror movie ever made, the “slut” is always the first to get stabbed or eaten by zombies? Why is that? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history to find out.
Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers.
Have you ever noticed that an orchid is essentially a giant, petal-y pussy? Robin Hilleary, founder of the NYC flower shop Fleurotica, talks to Sophia Larigakis about love, queer community-building, and the erotic power of flowers.
Traditionally, women exist in the cinematic cesspool of the “Dirty-verse” for the sole purpose of nagging, fucking, or repulsing men. But have we entered a new era of dirty, women-led movies? Annie Fell investigates.
Is the only escape from the patriarchy through a deal with the devil? Just in time for Loloween, Annie Fell discusses Satan, feminism, and Puritan sexuality in the horror film The Witches.
The lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (aka TIFF) is stacked with some truly excellent-looking films that subvert normative notions of gender and sexuality. Kristen Cochrane rounds up 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
The 2018 Venice Film Festival is upon us, and the lineup is pretty lacking in the way of gender and sexual diversity – both in terms of onscreen representation and filmmakers’ identities. Nevertheless, Kristen Cochrane dug up some real gems – 6 films that focus on gender and sexual diversity – to see at this year’s fest (or after, at a theatre/laptop near you).
Is sexuality a gendered power that women have over men? Callie Hitchcock discusses the 2016 film The Love Witch in light of the recent conversation surrounding the despicable humans known as “incels”.